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Each Tuesday, EnglishClub publishes a short audio news report in easy English. With this resource you can practise your listening, reading, writing and even speaking.

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  1. Preview the vocabulary and read the gapfill text.
  2. Play the news report and try to fill in the blanks.
  3. Answer the comprehension questions by writing full sentences.
  4. Use the discussion question to write an essay or discuss the story with other students.
  5. Click "show Answers" to see the full text.
  6. Pretend to be a news anchor by reading each story out loud.

dateline: 23 December 2014:
US and Cuba Restoring Relations

dateline: 16 December 2014:
Hostage Situation Ends at Australia Cafe

dateline: 09 December 2014:
Snowden Accepts Award via Video

dateline: 02 December 2014:
New Star Wars Trailer Released

dateline: 25 November 2014:
Venice Bans Wheeled Suitcases

dateline: 18 November 2014:
Napoleon’s Hat Auctioned Off

dateline: 11 November 2014:
Irish Teacher Denied Job Due to “Alcoholism”

dateline: 04 November 2014:
Jupiter Stares Back at NASA

dateline: 28 October 2014:
Terrorist Kills Soldier in Canada’s Capital

dateline: 21 October 2014:
Apple Pay Rolls Out In US

dateline: 14 October 2014:
Disease Detectives Investigate Ebola Breach

dateline: 07 October 2014:
Man Rescued From Floating Bubble

dateline: 30 September 2014:
News Quiz – September 2014

dateline: 30 September 2014:
Scientists Design Real-Life Invisibility Cloak

dateline: 23 September 2014:
Scotland Votes Not To Separate

dateline: 16 September 2014:
Microsoft Acquires Minecraft

dateline: 09 September 2014:
Dog Ate 43.5 Socks

dateline: 02 September 2014:
Chibatman Becomes Internet Superhero

dateline: 26 August 2014:
Independent Film Festival Shut Down In China

dateline: 19 August 2014:
Robin Williams Had Parkinson’s Disease

dateline: 12 August 2014:
Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

dateline: 05 August 2014:
Robot Hitchhikes Across Canada

dateline: 29 July 2014:
Monaco Has The Most Millionaires

dateline: 22 July 2014:
Malaysia Airlines Plane Shot Down

dateline: 15 July 2014:
Germany Wins 2014 World Cup

dateline: 08 July 2014:
Electronic Devices Must Be Charged To Fly To US

dateline: 01 July 2014:
World Cup Athletes Consider Fasting During Ramadan

dateline: 24 June 2014:
Katy Perry Offers Service To Hillary Clinton

dateline: 17 June 2014:
Magic Spray Used At World Cup

dateline: 10 June 2014:
1,600 Pandas Arrive At Hong Kong Airport

dateline: 03 June 2014:
The Right To Be Forgotten By Google

dateline: 27 May 2014:
Pizza Delivered By Drone

dateline: 20 May 2014:
Heaviest Dinosaur Discovered

dateline: 13 May 2014:
NFL Drafts First Openly Gay Player

dateline: 06 May 2014:
Afghan Village Declared Mass Graveyard

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